What are two prevalent definitions of intelligence?
The ability to learn or understand or to deal with new or trying situations. (2)
The ability to apply knowledge to manipulate one’s environment or think abstractly as measured by objective criteria. (as tests) www.merriam-webster.com / dictionary
Having a high degree of intelligence; mentally acute.
Showing sound judgment and rationality: an intelligent decision; an intelligent solution to the problem. www.thefreedictionary.com
How are these definitions different?
The first definition deals with learning to deal and understand trying situations. ·
Second, definition is about having intelligence; mentally acute; sound judgment and making intelligent decision to the problem and solutions. Describe current methods of intelligence testing. Do the intelligence tests accurately measure intelligence according to the definitions of intelligence you described? (1)
Standard Intelligence – called “Deviation Method” facts of IQ scores tend to closely follow a mathematical distribution known as the normal distribution otherwise known as the bell curve. (2)
IQ – Methods for measuring intelligence based on nonverbal sensory and motor skills. (3)
The Wechsler – Age groups from 15 – 16 or Adults (verbal IQ) performance tasks. (4)
The Army Alpha & Beta – Used when deciding what sort of advanced training a recruit would receive. (5)
The Stanford Binet – Mental Age / Chronological Age.
Galton Attempt – Physical Development of the brain and bod. (7)
Binet’s Success – Identify school children at risk of failing behind their peers in academic achievement. ·
I believe that the definition is accurate according to most of the different type of intelligent testing listed above. How might intelligence testing affect learning?
This gives the teacher a better understanding of the student weakness, strength and progress. It also helps the teacher to evaluate...
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